Dazzling fireworks lit up the sky as the United States celebrated its 235th Independence Day on July 4.
Firework shows were held in many states, and many fireworks are sold for personal use or as an alternative to a public show. Safety concerns have led some states to ban fireworks or limit the sizes and types.
The Independence Day fireworks were also accompanied by patriotic songs such as the national anthem The Star-Spangled Banner, God Bless America and America the Beautiful.
Here are the latest shots displaying fireworks from across the country: